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Total Chennai Full Day Tour

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    Stop At: Arulmigu Kapaleeswarar Temple, Kapaleesvarar, Kesava Perumal Sannathi St, Vinayaka Nagar Colony, Mylapore, Chennai, Tamil Nadu 600004, India

    We head towards Mylapore an ancient residential neighborhood of Chennai whose history goes back to Roman times when it used to trade pepper and fine cloth with Rome for Gold!

    We visit the magnificent Kapaleeshwar temple. Built in the 7th century this temple is dedicated to Lord Shiva. Built in Dravidian style architecture it has a towering “Gopuram”. Guests can expect a mesmerizing experience of rituals and serenity inside the temple. Our cultural evangelist will demystify the happenings in the temple!


    Duration: 1 hour

    Stop At: Sri Ramakrishna Math, 31 RK Mutt Rd, Chennai (Madras) India

    We visit a unique monastic organization called Ramakrishna Math, dedicated to Sri Ramakrishna the 19th century saint. Guests will get to see the universal temple, the shrine, a beautiful Mantapam, a multimedia museum and an enchanting library.

    Duration: 45 minutes

    Stop At: Sai Baba Temple Mylapore, Kapaleeswarar Nagar, Venkatesa Agraharam, Mylapore, Chennai, Tamil Nadu 600028, India

    This is a temple dedicated to Sai Baba, the great mystic who united Hindus and Muslims and preached about universal love and brotherhood. The temple is built with white marble and has a lamp which has been lit for more than a 100 years

    Duration: 30 minutes

    Stop At: Santhome Cathedral, 38, Santhome High Road, Santhome, Chennai, Tamil Nadu 600004, India

    We visit the famous San Thome Basilica, the principal church of the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Madras and Mylapore. We can see relics of St Thomas here. It is one of only three churches in the world that has been constructed on the tomb of an apostle. The other two are St. Peter’s Basilica in the Vatican, and Santiago de Compostela Cathedral in Spain.

    Duration: 1 hour

    Stop At: Fort St. George, St. George Street, Chennai (Madras) India

    Fort St George is the first English Fortress built in 1644 by the East India Company. We will visit St Mary’s Church, the oldest Anglican Church of India. Our cultural evangelist will take you to a quaint museum rich with relics of the colonial times and retell the story of how the East Indian company morphed from a trading company into the ruler of India!

    Duration: 1 hour

    Stop At: Vivekananda House, Main Road Front Of Marina Beach, Chennai (Madras) India

    We will explore the memorial for Swami Vivekananda who was a great philosopher. His speeches at the World’s Parliament of Religions held in September 1893 made him famous as an orator by divine right and as a messenger of Indian wisdom to the western world.
    On Mondays it is closed and we will visit the Egmore Museum instead.

    Duration: 45 minutes

    Stop At: Marina Beach Road, Chennai (Madras) 600005 India

    Walk on the Marina Beach, sip in the festivity and learn the legacy of the City through its statues. Get to know why a Bull Fight is close to the heart of Chennaites at Jalikattu memorial. Climb an old Light House for an incredible perspective of Chennai!

    Duration: 45 minutes
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    Important Information
    Departure Point
    Traveler pickup is offered
    All chennai city hotels
    Departure Time
    7:00 AM
    Duration
    8h
    Inclusions
    • All taxes, fees and handling charges
    • Lunch
    • Full time english speaking Guide
    • Private car
    • Hotel pick up and drop
    • Entry/Admission - Arulmigu Kapaleeswarar Temple
    • Entry/Admission - Sri Ramakrishna Math
    • Entry/Admission - Sai Baba Temple Mylapore
    • Entry/Admission - Santhome Cathedral
    • Entry/Admission - Fort St. George
    • Entry/Admission - Vivekananda House
    • Entry/Admission - Marina Beach
    Exclusions
    • Beverages
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    Additional Info
    • Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability
    • Dress code is conservative, covering knees and shoulders
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Near public transportation
    • Most travelers can participate
    • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 15 travelers
    Cancellation Policy
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    Reviewed 5 days ago

    This was a great tour for seeing the 'must see' sights of Chennai and learning about the culture and history. Kannan is a very knowledgeable and helpful guide and is great at explaining. We went to two very different temples, the St Thomas Basilica, a...More

    Date of experience: October 2019
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    Madhusudan N, Owner at 5 Senses Walks, responded to this reviewResponded today

    Thank you! I am glad you found this tour of Chennai city to be entertaining. Its also great to know you found Kannan to be helpful and knowledgeable. It was our pleasure

    Reviewed 24 June 2019 via mobile

    A perfect way to experience the city of Chennai. We loved learning about the culture, the religions, and eating delicious food. Vijay, our guide, was extremely knowledgeable, being a local, and ensured we felt safe and completely taken care of.

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    5SensesTours, Owner at 5 Senses Walks, responded to this reviewResponded 25 June 2019

    Thanks so much for your kind review. I am delighted you enjoyed this culture tour of Chennai meeting local people, understanding the customs & traditions as well as the local food! It was our pleausure hosting you both

    Reviewed 9 May 2019

    Kannan provided excellent service. Very professional and knowledgeable. He explained every site we visited in detail. I would highly recommend him for everyone who visits Chennai. Thank you Kannan!

    Date of experience: May 2019
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    Reviewed 30 April 2019

    We had a great day with Kannan - seeing the important sights and enjoying a lunch in the local traditional style. Kannan was also very helpful in adapting the day and the tour to our needs and wishes!More

    Date of experience: April 2019
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    5SensesTours, Owner at 5 Senses Walks, responded to this reviewResponded 9 May 2019

    Hello and thank you so much for taking time out for this review, We are happy you enjoyed the Chennai city tour and the traditional food especially. It is great to know you enjoyed the tour led by Kannan and found it flexible. Thank you...More

    Reviewed 29 April 2019

    Big thanks to Mr Kannan for this perfect tour of Chennai! We say all the main sights and a great plus was the flexibility, changing the program a bit to suit our young children better. Also, we very much appreciated that even when the official...More

    Date of experience: April 2019
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    5SensesTours, Owner at 5 Senses Walks, responded to this reviewResponded 9 May 2019

    Hello and thank you for sharing your feedback. I am delighted that your family enjoyed the Chennai city tour and Kannan's company. It was our pleasure hosting your family and showing the cultural highlights of the city. I am also glad you found us flexible....More

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